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Old 05-01-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Why did you buy your sedan rather than the hatch?

This is not to be a 'which is better" thread (they're both great). But specifically why you chose the sedan?

I am so much in the camp of the hatch, for both the cargo room, and for what I believe is sportier yet classy styling, and can't see any purpose for the sedan. Not judging, just me.

So, do you like the styling better of the sedan or for some other reason didn't want the hatch?

EDIT: I really didn't want to know why people got the wagon, that's kind of obvious - looks and utility. I'm really wanting to hear from sedan owners. But I guess this is open to everyone.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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because i was stupid thats why... i should of bought hatch.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:11 PM   #3
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You can't easily hide dead bodies in the back of a hatch, that's the only downside I've noticed.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:13 PM   #4
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im going to reverse it...

wife didnt like the sedan, liked the hatch...i knoew what it, but she had forgotten.

i am glad i did. more room in the garage!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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i dont like the way the wagon looks, but since subaru sells many more wagons than sedans, im in the minority
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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Sedans kick the hatch's ass

Look at the numbers


So many more cool points
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:20 PM   #7
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Always wanted a 04/05 STi sedan since I was about 10 years old and always told myself I'm going to have one. Well 8 years later I got my dream car!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:20 PM   #8
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i dont like the way the wagon looks,
Thanks for the input, that's what I was wondering.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #9
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I really didn't want to know why people got the wagon, that's kind of obvious - looks and utility. I'm really wanting to hear from sedan owners. But I guess this is open to everyone.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:29 PM   #10
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Hatch was the only thing available in my area. I wasn't really one side or the other, I just wanted a WRX. When my car popped up I jumped on it. I absolutely love the utility of the hatch.

Nothin better than stuffing 4 wheels with tires in there as well as a full sized jack and 4 stands.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:30 PM   #11
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I think the original bugeye wrx sedans is what i fell in love with a long time ago. And when i could afford to buy one, i wanted to buy something newer, and the closest thing to my once dream car.
Hatches...i dont know...i know when your inside of one, you dont really notice a difference, but i always feel more cramped. I had a 95 civic hatch before for a few months, and i think that may have made me completely biased towards hatches. I always felt like a giant inside of one of those tiny Italian cars, any time i was in the civic.
In the future, unless i really needed the hatch space for something on a regular basis, i would stick with the sedan if/when i buy another one.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:32 PM   #12
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Hatch was the only thing available in my area. I wasn't really one side or the other, I just wanted a WRX. When my car popped up I jumped on it. I absolutely love the utility of the hatch.

Nothin better than stuffing 4 wheels with tires in there as well as a full sized jack and 4 stands.
yeahh, i get so jealy when i see pics of people doing that. You wanna know how sedan owners get to transport 4 rims/tires. Yea its not fun, backseat baby!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #13
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I have terrible taste and a psychological condition that makes me pee my pants when I can fit snowboards and skis in my car.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:38 PM   #14
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I prefer the look of the sedan and there's not that much more useful room in the trunk since the backseats don't fold down flat. New 5 doors/hatchbacks have a boy racer feel combined with an old man's station wagon feel for me. Hahaha
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:40 PM   #15
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I originally bought a 2012 wrx hatch for the utility and extra space for me and my 3year old son.
Plus I love to camp and all that jazz.

But I never really used it.. I used my rack, basket, and cargo box more.
So I traded it in for a 2013 STi limited.
I got the sedan cause to me it looks better, and I have no need for all the "extra" space. I still get the same utility for the fact the rear seats fold down and that is enough.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:41 PM   #16
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I prefer the look of the sedan and there's not that much more useful room in the trunk since the backseats don't fold down flat. New 5 doors/hatchbacks have a boy racer feel combined with an old man's station wagon feel for me. Hahaha
That is my only qualm with my sedan.


Just give me seats that fold down dammit!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:42 PM   #17
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I didn't like the looks of the hatches. They seemed too long for their own good,or maybe it just looked like that because it didn't have enough angles on the body design, maybe its just me. But to be honest. Im down for the new 08+ hatches. I think they look great. But for Pre-08. Sedans. Just for the aesthetic value.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:49 PM   #18
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How can you not love the big park bench for a spoiler on the sti. Hands down just for looks. Hatches remind me of my first 1990 camry station wagon
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:51 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by HAL1 View Post
This is not to be a 'which is better" thread (they're both great). But specifically why you chose the sedan?

I am so much in the camp of the hatch, for both the cargo room, and for what I believe is sportier yet classy styling, and can't see any purpose for the sedan. Not judging, just me.

So, do you like the styling better of the sedan or for some other reason didn't want the hatch?

EDIT: I really didn't want to know why people got the wagon, that's kind of obvious - looks and utility. I'm really wanting to hear from sedan owners. But I guess this is open to everyone.
Because it looks better. And I really have no need for the cargo space.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:55 PM   #20
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I bought the sedan because I like the look of it better and it stays "cooler" inside compared to a hatch in the summer time.

Also a hatch can get confused with a Mazda speed 3 so I did not want to have someone take a double take thinking it was a Mazda... Lame but true
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:56 PM   #21
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To me, I'd only get the STi as a sedan. I grew up remembering that hoodscoop and that big wing. That's just me, when I hear STI, I think Sedan. When I hear WRX, I think Wagon ( Hatchback for third gen )
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:58 PM   #22
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New 5 doors/hatchbacks have a boy racer feel combined with an old man's station wagon feel for me. Hahaha
I just turned 53, so I guess that would explain why I got the hatch
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:10 AM   #23
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I originally wanted a hatch for the utility, but I just felt the sedan looks so much better. I also feel the sedan looks a bit more "grown up" than the hatch. The hatches, I think, have the boy racer look to them more than the sedans.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:19 AM   #24
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-I prefer sedans to hatches/wagons in general.
-I originally fell in love with the bugeye sedan.
-I didn't want anyone looking at my cargo/speaker setup.

Still sorta wish I had bought the hatch anyway. Love them both.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:59 AM   #25
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because i was stupid thats why... i should of bought hatch.
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